"Above approach"

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue May 30 17:03:21 UTC 2006

On May 30, 2006, at 9:01 AM, i wrote:

> looks eggcornish to me.

well, certainly malapropistic, and with the relatively rare
"reproach" replaced by the very common "approach".  the question is
then whether the result "makes sense" to at least some of the people
who use it (in a way that "above reproach" does not).


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